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Kikuchi Hobun
【Cherry blossoms and water birds】

A branch of cherry blossoms reflected on the calm water's surface. A waterfowl swims gracefully among the fallen cherry petals on the water. This painting depicts a serene natural scene that evokes the gentle warmth of spring.
Number
D-93
Art Work name
Cherry blossoms and water birds
Artist
Kikuchi Hobun
Detail
Materials : ink and colour on silk
wooden boxed (signed by Keisai)
Size : W 42 × H 125.5 cm (Image) ・ W 58 × H 215.5 cm (Mount)
Condition: slightly creased
Artist History
A Japanese painter from the Meiji to Taisho periods. He was born in Osaka with the original surname Mihara and given name Tsunejiro. He was the second son of Mihara Saburobei, a picture framer in Osaka, and later became the adopted son of the Kikuchi family. He studied under Kono Bairei of the Shijo school and, along with his fellow disciples Takeuchi Seihō, Tsuji Kakō, and Taniguchi Kōgyō, was counted among the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Bairei's school. He excelled particularly in flower and bird paintings, as well as cherry blossom paintings, earning the nickname "Hobun of the Cherry Blossoms" and was active in the Kyoto art world. He served as a professor at the Kyoto School of Painting and as a judge for the Bunten exhibitions. The Japanese painter Kikuchi Keigetsu was his son-in-law. He passed away in Taisho 7 (1918) at the age of 57.
Price
120,000yen

Kikuchi Hobun
【Cherry blossoms and water birds】

A branch of cherry blossoms reflected on the calm water's surface. A waterfowl swims gracefully among the fallen cherry petals on the water. This painting depicts a serene natural scene that evokes the gentle warmth of spring.
Number
D-93
Art Work name
Cherry blossoms and water birds
Artist
Kikuchi Hobun
Detail
Materials : ink and colour on silk
wooden boxed (signed by Keisai)
Size : W 42 × H 125.5 cm (Image) ・ W 58 × H 215.5 cm (Mount)
Condition: slightly creased
Artist History
A Japanese painter from the Meiji to Taisho periods. He was born in Osaka with the original surname Mihara and given name Tsunejiro. He was the second son of Mihara Saburobei, a picture framer in Osaka, and later became the adopted son of the Kikuchi family. He studied under Kono Bairei of the Shijo school and, along with his fellow disciples Takeuchi Seihō, Tsuji Kakō, and Taniguchi Kōgyō, was counted among the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Bairei's school. He excelled particularly in flower and bird paintings, as well as cherry blossom paintings, earning the nickname "Hobun of the Cherry Blossoms" and was active in the Kyoto art world. He served as a professor at the Kyoto School of Painting and as a judge for the Bunten exhibitions. The Japanese painter Kikuchi Keigetsu was his son-in-law. He passed away in Taisho 7 (1918) at the age of 57.
Price
120,000yen

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